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Project by DonH posted 1064 days ago 1617 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently decided to broaden my woodworking activities and undertake projects that included banding and stringing. I ordered a quantity of various banding etc and also made some myself. The problem was how to store this valuable inventory in a way that protected the stuff yet made it visible and accessible without handling it excessively and thus causing damage.

My solution was to build two wooden racks with clear hard plastic tubing laid on canted dowels set into the racks. Smaller tubes for stringing, larger for banding and even larger to store those special dowels from various species.

This storage system keeps all the inventory fully in view yet completely protected from dust and UV light – there is no need to handle them while determining a choice for the project being contemplated. Last but not least, it is a highly decorative and colourful way to store these materials.

Thanks

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario





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SgtSnafu

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#1 posted 1064 days ago

Great idea – Your storage system turned out very well…
Hey – Where did you come by the poster? And the clear tubing?

Thanks for sharing!

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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DonH

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

Hi Sarge

The poster I got from Lee Valley a few years ago – not sure of current availability. The tubing came from a local (Ottawa Canada) plastics company called CANUS Plastics. Any purveyor of plastics should carry the tubing.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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cranesgonewild

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#3 posted 1064 days ago

I like this.
I’m gonna keep this in mind as I’m organizing my shop now.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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DonH

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#4 posted 1064 days ago

Hi Cranes

Glad you liked it and enjoy organizing the shop.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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bobkberg

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#5 posted 1064 days ago

Funny – my first impression was that it was a work of art. Which it is, in a way.

Very nice!

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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DonH

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#6 posted 1064 days ago

Hi Bob – thanks for the kind comments.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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gul

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#7 posted 1064 days ago

This is really neat.I only know how to make one inch width dowels :P

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DonH

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#8 posted 1064 days ago

Hi Gul

If you can make 1 inch dowels thats pretty good. Dowels in contrasting woods can add a lot of interest to projects. Also, a pair of dowels can often replace a tenon.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1064 days ago

thankĀ“s for sharing this idea ….. :-)
it does look good too infront of the poster :-)

take care
Dennis

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DonH

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#10 posted 1063 days ago

Hi Dennis – thanks for the visit, always nice to hear from you.

All the best

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1063 days ago

Nice job Don.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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DonH

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#12 posted 1063 days ago

Hi Lee – thanks. The weather has cleared up and to everyone’s relief I am now going to work on my boat and get that launched ASAP.

All the best

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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MrsN

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#13 posted 1063 days ago

nice solution, I really like the simple look.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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DonH

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#14 posted 1063 days ago

Hi MrsN – Thank you

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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